Mensa Quiz

The following questions are provided by the folks at American Mensa, the High IQ Society. Can you provide the answers? If you find that you do need some help, try our Puzzle and Quiz Answers page

1 Choose the correct letter from each clue in the rhyme below. When put in order, the five letters will spell the answer to the riddle.

My first is in tea but not in seam.
My second in glum but not in gleam.
My third in like and also kale.
My fourth in mine but not in male.
My last in pink and also pane.
My whole a flower, find its name.


2 Can you find a word that contains the letters “WSP” exactly in that order?

3 Place a “T” in front of a word for something that warms you up to find a place for a performance. Then place a “T” in front of a word that means “out of practice” to find a word meaning “dependable.”

4 The 16 letters below can be anagrammed into a five-word challenge.

A A A A D D E E G H K M M O Y Y

5 The following puzzle consists of one word that can be split into two words.

One word: turn on an axis
Two words: 1) decay 2) consumed

6 How many cubic yards of dirt are in a hole that’s 3 feet long, 3 feet wide and 9 feet deep?

7 The names of three people are interlettered below. Can you find them?

G S V E A I N M C E A T V N
O I T R E H I V A A E

8 Fill in the blanks with three words that are pronounced the same but spelled differently.

The builder had to ____ the existing structure before he could _____ the new one. His ?specifications would allow the morning ____ to light up the living room.

9 Unscramble the letters in each word, then unscramble the words to find a Tom Swifty sentence.

YBONREKL MOT DIAS TI TNSI EM OT RFO HATT CHMU YMOEN YAP SSBLEPOI.

BONUS QUESTION: What is the meaning of “yoga”?



American Mensa Limited, known as the High IQ Society, is an organization for individuals who have one common trait: a score in the top 2 percent on any supervised standardized intelligence test. For more information about American Mensa or to take the Mensa Home Test, visit www.us.mensa.org/americanway or call (800) 66-MENSA.

Dr. Abbie F. Salny was the supervisory psychologist for ?American Mensa and Mensa International for more than 25 years. She is a co-author of the Mensa Think Smart Book. Quiz © 2010 by Dr. Abbie F. Salny and American Mensa Limited from the Mensa Page-A-Day Calendar (Workman Publishing). The 2011 edition of the calendar is available for sale now.